Formylmethionyl Transfer RNA
Formylmethionyl Transfer RNA (often abbreviated simply to fMet-tRNAfmet ) is an aminoacyl-tRNA which is used in the initiation of Escherichia coli protein synthesis. The N-Terminal of the beginning of the protein is usually a Methionine (Met, M), but in the case of E. coli, a formyl group can be introduced in this residue to give N-formylmethionine also known as fMet.
- ↑ Berg J.M., Tymoczko J.L., and Stryer L.(2008). Biochemistry. Sixth Edition. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company p. 871